Both ‘original’ as Aqara versions are having ZigBee. They are connected to the gateway.
Battery level is indeed in percentage. Currently I have only the ‘original’ one configured. I’l double check the Aqara version this weekend.
I have just started with OH2, please excuse me if I’m asking stupid questions…
Have you tried to pair different Zigbee Sensors/Light Bulbs/Switches/etc (not from Xiaomi) with the Xiaomi Gateway ? I am asking, because I would not like to have a lot of wireless gateways in my home. At the moment I have Zigbee Conbee Stick to control the Philips Hue Bulbs and Z-wave Stick for my Danfoss Thermostat. It would be not nice to have a second Zigbee Gateway just for Xiaomi…
For all Zigbee Xiaomi/Aqara devices you need the Xiaomi gateway. It’s not possible to connect other Zigbee devices to it.
And it’s also not possible to connect Xiaomi devices to other Zigbee gateways.
So if you have different brands, you’ll need different gateways (one of the exceptions is that the Ikea TRÅDFRI lights also work with the Philips Hue gateway)
Thans for your answer! Indeed Xiaomi sensors do not connect to the Philips Hue Gateway…
… but I have connected the Xiaomi Temperature sensor without any problems to my Conbee Stick and, I also have connected the Philips Hue to it. I have added both in OH2.
Here is my workaround:
Since the deConZ is running a light HTTP server and has a REST API, you can connect to it via a REST Plugin. I used RestMan to connect to it and get my API Key. In openhab I installed the HTTP binding and inserted the following intem:
Sorry to reactivate this old thread, however, I face a similar problem and wanted to know if somebody made progress!?
I’ve managed to add a Xiaomi Aqara Door sensor to Openhab2 using the Zigbee binding (Test build OH2.5) and a Qivicon ZigBee USB stick. It is recognized as an unknown zigbee device, but can be used as a door switch sensor. This is the only channel which is known (item):
Nope, unfortunately not. I was thinking to get the Xiaomi hub, but I’m not sure if this is going to work without talking to external servers. Also, I would like to spare one more hub. I already fighting with a Z-Wave, a Zigbee, a somfy stick and a hue bridge. I would be happy about a solution working with the already existing infrastructure.
Hi, I’ve moved to zigbee2mqtt and it works very well so far. The only thing I’m concerned about is how I can upgrade the firmware of the zigbee devices. I guess I need always the corresponding gateways, right?